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Dr S Venkateswaran Endowment at Sankara Netralaya, Chennai

Monday, July 25, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Srikanth Krishnamurthy
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Diro EndowmentAt a ceremony at Sankara Netralaya on Jul 23, 2011, an endowment was created in Vice Chancellor Dr S Venkateswaran's name. The endowment was set up under a Memorandum of Understanding between Missouri University and Sankara Netralaya, each contributing $100,000 towards the fund. The MoU signed facilitates teaching, research and student/faculty exchange between Sankara Nethralaya and MU under the endowment so created. 

Guests and speakers included our late Diro's brother Dr Chandrasekar who spoke eloquently on the life and virtues of Dr Venkateswaran; Dr S Krishnakumar who elaborated on the progress of nanotechnology research at SN, Prof Robert Churchill, Dean, and Dr Kattesh Katti and Dr Raghuraman Kannan from MU on the University as well as the background of the collaboration between SN and MU. Vice Counsel of US Embassy in Chennai, Michelle Zjhra, herself a PhD in the bio sciences and a principal investigator on research projects, was the Chief Guest and she stressed the deepening bilateral relations between India and the USA. 

The ceremony was followed by a symposium on "Applications of Nanotechnology in Health Care” with scientific presentations by top notch scientists in the field of nanotechnology from India as well as from abroad.

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